July 18, 2017Comments Off on Delusions of Empire – Iran in Iraq 15 Years After Bush’s War
Everyone who wants to know already understands how disastrous President Bush’s Iraq War has been. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost, perhaps several million displaced people and financial costs in the $ trillions. This to --->> read more -->>
April 21, 2013Comments Off on John le Carré on Bush’s Iraq War – The United States of America Has Gone Mad
John le Carré, author of many beloved spy novels, e.g., Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy, wrote this piece critiquing the then upcoming War on Iraq in January 2003. Besides pointing out the very strong connections between --->> read more -->>
July 8, 2011Comments Off on Where, Oh, Where Did Our National Debt Come From?
The political rhetoric of the current moment, chiefly flowing from Republicans, but barely challenged by the Democrats, describes tales of profligate over-spending by the Federal government matched with burdensome taxation. While it is true that Federal --->> read more -->>
New Thoughts as of 1/18/11: This month’s Atlantic Monthly has a two page piece, “The Last Stand of Ricardo Sanchez” about General Ricardo Sanchez, the first commander of US forces during the now 8 year old --->> read more -->>
December 21, 2009Comments Off on Remarks on President Obama’s Speech on Accepting The Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 12/10/2009
President Obama’s speech on accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2009 has generally been reviewed in the US with much glow about its rhetorical heights and appreciation of its depth of thought. I --->> read more -->>
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